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The Lemon Blueberry Bread recipe is a fast and simple quick bread that is delicious for breakfast, dessert, or as a mid-afternoon snack with coffee.
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  1. Lemon Blueberry Bread
  2. Ingredients for Bread
  3. Ingredients for Icing/Glaze
  4. Ingredient Substitutions
  5. How to Make Lemon Blueberry Bread
  6. How to Make Icing
  7. Lemon Blueberry Loaf Tips
  8. More Quick Bread Recipes
  9. More Lemon Recipes
  10. Lemon Blueberry Bread Recipe
  11. TIPS:

Our Lemon Blueberry Bread recipe is easy to make quick bread! It turns out so creamy and moist and is perfect for a morning snack with coffee or a light and delicious dessert.

Lemon Blueberry Bread

Lemon Blueberry Bread

It’s always fun to bake with fresh fruit, especially when it comes to desserts. I love to play around in the kitchen using different types of fruit. This Lemon Blueberry loaf recipe is one of my all-time favorites.

The fruitiness keeps it light and the addition of cream cheese into the cake mix makes it creamy and moist every time.

It’s the best choice for an easy summer dessert or breakfast. I especially love it with a steaming cup of black coffee! The homemade glaze is the perfect final touch.

Ingredients for Bread

  • 1 package of white cake mix
  • ¾ cups of water
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • 1 package (85 g) Lemon Jell-O, divided
  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • 8 oz of cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup of sugar
  • 1 egg

Ingredients for Icing/Glaze

  • 1 ¼ to 1 ½ cups of powdered sugar
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Remaining powdered lemon Jell-O
Lemon Blueberry Bread Ingredients

*Note: you can use the same lemon for both the zest and the juice, so you’ll only have to use one lemon in total!

Ingredient Substitutions

I recommend sticking to the recipe above for the best results. However, I have seen some minor changes or ingredient substitutions used in this recipe. Here are some ideas if you’re looking to change things up.

Cake mix: Instead of using a packaged cake mix, you could choose to make a homemade cake mix instead. If you have a favorite recipe or a go-to white cake, you could use that. You’ll want to make sure that the cake has similar ingredients to the packaged cake mix (flour, baking powder, salt, oil, sugar).

Cream cheese: I have seen many people who substitute sour cream or Greek yogurt in place of cream cheese. If using Greek yogurt make sure it’s plain, or vanilla would work, too! I love using cream cheese because I like the creamy and moist cake it makes, but if you want something a bit lighter, either of these are an option!

How to Make Lemon Blueberry Bread

  1. BEAT the water, egg whites, and oil until well blended.
  2. ADD in the Jell-O.
  3. STIR in the blueberries.
  4. BEAT the cream cheese, sugar and egg in a small bowl.
  5. POUR 1/2 of the cake batter into the bottom of the loaf pan.
  6. SPREAD half of the cream cheese mixture over the batter.
  7. POUR the remainder of the batter on top of the cream cheese mixture.
  8. BAKE at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until the cake tester comes out clean.
  9. COOL and drizzle with icing or glaze.
 
How to Make Lemon Blueberry Bread step 1

How to Make Icing

Step 1: Put 1 ¼ cup of powdered sugar and the rest of the icing ingredients into a small bowl and stir them together until the texture is smooth.

Step 2: Add in more powdered sugar if you feel it’s needed to get the consistency for a pourable glaze.

How to make lemon icing

Step 3: Drizzle your completed icing over the top of the cooled loaf. You can also save some icing to drizzle over individual servings once you are ready to slice and serve!

Lemon Blueberry Loaf Tips

Tip 1: Performing the cake test is important for knowing when your bread is finished baking. To do this, you will check your bread after 45 minutes of baking by putting a toothpick or skewer directly in the middle.

If the stick comes out clean, with no gooey batter on it, your bread is cooked all the way through.

Tip 2: You can use a store-bought icing or glaze, but I really prefer the homemade version and I find it super easy to make! Plus, it keeps you busy during the impatient moments of waiting for the bread to cook and cool.

Lemon Blueberry Loaf

Tip 3: Using a cake mix in this recipe is my secret weapon! I have seen other recipes that call for making the cake from scratch. While this is definitely an option, I find that using a cake mix makes the flavor even better and the process even easier.


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Lemon Blueberry Bread square

Lemon Blueberry Bread

Serves — 10
The Lemon Blueberry Bread recipe is a fast and simple quick bread that is delicious for breakfast, dessert, or as a mid-afternoon snack with coffee.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr

Ingredients
  

Bread:

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • ¾ cup water
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 85 gram box Lemon Jell-O divided
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 egg

Icing/Glaze:

  • 1 ¼ to 1 ½ cup powdered sugar
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Remaining powdered lemon Jell-O

Instructions
 

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Beat cake mix, ¾ cup water, egg whites and oil in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Add ¼ cup dry Jell-O powder and beat on low speed for one minute and then on medium speed for four minutes. Stir in the blueberries and set aside.
  • In a small bowl beat cream cheese, sugar and egg with mixer until well blended.
  • Grease loaf pan or line with parchment paper. Spread one half of the cake batter into the bottom of the loaf pan. Spread half of the cream cheese mixture evenly over the cake batter. Spread remaining cake batter onto the top of the cream cheese mixture. Bake for 1 hour or until cake tester comes out clean. Cool the bread in the pan for 10 minutes and then remove from pan.

To make the icing:

  • Put 1 ¼ cup powdered sugar and the rest of the icing ingredients into a small bowl and stir together until smooth. You can add more powdered sugar if needed to get the consistency for pourable glaze. Drizzle over the top of the cooled loaf of bread. You can even save some icing to drizzle over individual slices when served!

Jenn’s Notes

TIPS:

Tip 1: Performing the cake test is important for knowing when your bread is finished baking. To do this, you will check your bread after 45 minutes of baking by putting a toothpick or skewer directly in the middle.
If the stick comes out clean, with no gooey batter on it, your bread is cooked all the way through.
Tip 2: You can use a store-bought icing or glaze, but I really prefer the homemade version and I find it super easy to make! Plus, it keeps you busy during the impatient moments of waiting for the bread to cook and cool.
Tip 3: Using a cake mix in this recipe is my secret weapon! I have seen other recipes that call for making the cake from scratch. While this is definitely an option, I find that using a cake mix makes the flavor even better and the process even easier.

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Nutrition Info

Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 454mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 336IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 138mg | Iron: 1mg

Whether you’re looking for a light dessert or a yummy breakfast idea, you can’t go wrong here. This is easy to make and so delicious! You are going to love this homemade Lemon Blueberry bread.

Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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    1. I have the same question. How many loaf pans? The recipe does not mention more than one, however, the word “loaves” is used, making us think that this recipe is for more than 1. Can you please specify? I am making it now and am hoping it turns out ok. To be safe, I’m going to use 2.

      1. You can use two but the cooking time is for one. Sorry. I need to fix that. I originally did two but didn’t love how it came out. Too small!

  1. If you only use one loaf pan do you use all of the cream cheese mixture? It says pour half the cream cheese mixture over the first layer. What do you do with the rest of the cream cheese mixture?

    1. Hi Dodi – sorry for the confussion. I used to make this in two loaves and forgot to fix that step. It is all fixed now (thanks to you❤️). If it one pan. So sorry and thank you for commenting so I could fix it!

      1. Hi Jennifer, it’s still isn’t clear, what do you do with the other half of the cream cheese mixture? Or do you use all cream cheese mixture in the middle?